Mark Kende is the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law at Drake Law School and Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law school, and went on to clerk for Judge Julian Cook, Jr. of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Judge Susan Carney joined the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in the spring of 2011. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1977, Judge Carney clerked for Judge Levin Campbell on the First Circuit before entering private practice.
Judge Mary Schroeder is a senior circuit judge on the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School 1965, one of six women in her class. Judge Schroeder practiced law with the Civil Division of the Department of Justice and the law firm Lewis & Roca before being appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1975.
Judge Tatel has served on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals since 1994. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Tatel taught at the University of Michigan Law School before joining the law firm Sidley Austin in Chicago.
This panel, recorded on May 10th, 2011, and sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the International Human Rights Law Society featured three prominent trial lawyers from Illinois, Florida, and New York involved in the defense of Guantanamo detainees and in numerous other complex criminal cases.
Is academic freedom protected by the First Amendment? Should it be? What are the cases telling us, and why do they suggest that any smart (public-sector) faculty member should refuse to serve on faculty committees and take any criticism of their university straight to the press?
Shahid Buttar will come to the law school on Monday, April 4, for a lunch time discussion on the role of the law in social change. Mr. Buttar, who graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003, is a civil rights lawyer and grassroots community organizer.
Fresh from his oral argument before the Supreme Court in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (a First Amendment challenge to California's ban on the sale of "violent" video games to minors and the topic for the moot court competition in the fall), Mr. Smith will survey cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act; Proposition 8; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; and more.